SAIEE Western Cape Centre - Monthly Presentation

SAIEE Western Cape Centre - Monthly Presentation
The SAIEE Western Cape Centre invites you to the Centre's Monthly Presentation. See more details below:
Event Name: SAIEE Western Cape Centre - Monthly Presentation
Presenter(s): Mr. H. Rudman / Mr. E. Kleyn
Event Date: 12 July 2018
Event Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Event Type: Monthly Presentation
Event Theme: SAIEE WCC Presentation
Venue: CTN Athenaeum NPC (Entrance via Boundary Terraces), Campground Road, Newlands, Western Cape
Province: Western Cape
RSVP From: 09 July 2018
RSVP to: 12 July 2018
Event Contact: Heinrich Rudman
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SAIEE Western Cape Centre - Monthly Presentation

Western Cape Centre - July Newsletter

Date and time: 12 July 2018 at 18:00

Venue location:

CTN Athenaeum NPC, Campground Road, Newlands

Enterance via Boundary Terraces (SEE MAP BELOW)


Mr Rudman ( )


Empirical study for integrating solar photo-voltaic's - Mr H. Rudman

This presentation reviews the empirical study for integrating solar photo-voltaic's, since a photo-voltaic system is the direct conversion of light into electricity.

Stated differently, it investigates the impact of sustainable green energy to supplement the electrical energy supply and its integration to the network/grid.

It is structured to review the building’s energy demand against its unpredictable load and the outside temperature for a period of a year to identify trends.

A base PV system was designed and scaled to evaluate its impact on the hourly energy mix and time of use can be extracted from the data.

This was done to achieve a net zero energy consumption or account, before submitting the 100 kWp recommendation which has a payback in less than 9 years.


Measuring the hydrophobicity of polymer insulators - Mr E. Kleyn

With the ever more popular use of silicone rubber materials for high voltage insulation, it has become an important topic to evaluate the degradation of these polymeric materials.

As these materials are exposed to the outdoor environment, their surface hydrophobicity gradually goes down. This in turn increases the leakage current of the insulator during

wet conditions and ultimately results in flashover currents.

A device is being developed that can classify the hydrophobicity of polymer insulators in the field by using laser and camera optics to create a surface profile of the insulator.

An attempt is being made to improve on current image processing techniques used to analyse photos of wet insulator surfaces by using machine learning to assist in the analysis.


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